Nigerians Roast Lai Mohammed, FG, Over N3.5m Zakzaky Feeding Claim

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is commanding the headlines after his latest claim that it costs the Federal Government N3.5 million to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, monthly.

The minister, famous for rather outlandish claims, said this in a video that has now gone viral on social media.

His claim comes after recent clashes between Zakzaky’s followers and security operatives in Abuja left several dead.

In the wake of the clashes, many Nigerians increased calls for the release of Zakzaky following numerous court orders to that effect.

While the self-styled Shiites leader may yet remain behind bars for the foreseeable future after a Kaduna court denied him bail Wednesday, Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the claims by Lai, with many expressing shock, and in some cases cynicism, over his latest claim.

Check out some of the reactions on twitter below…


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